What should I do with drafts?
We encourage getting rid of drafts whenever possible!
But whether they can be tossed depends on the business requirements. There is no all-inclusive “blanket” retention for drafts as a whole.
Here is some guidelines of what drafts to keep:
- It’s the best evidence of a particular business transaction (i.e., it documents decisions, negotiations, or policy-change decisions).
- It supports your final work in a way that you may need to later defend or explain.
- It was used for consultation outside EWU, and published or released for public comment.
- There’s a requirement to document that a peer review was done.
- There’s a litigation hold on the subject/file (can be tossed once hold is lifted).
- There’s an open Public Disclosure Request on the subject/file (can be tossed once request is closed).
More information can be found under Resources.